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Sunday, January 22, 2012
While Waiting for the Snow
I love to snow dye and thought snow would never arrive this winter. So I decided to do some ice cube dyeing as seen in the August -September 20011 issue of Quiting Arts Magazine. I am in love with the results and can 't seem to stop!! I used fat quarters of PFD fabric in white.
After soaking in soda ash solution, I fan folded some on the long side, some on the short sides, and others on the diagonal (my favorite), as well as just smooshing into a lump. Layer on some ice cubes, sprinkle on the powdered dyes in your choice of colors , cover and wait 24 hours. Rinse and wash, dry and iron. The pictures are just a few of many I have done.
And then I saw my empty glass vase on the counter and thought....why not try parfait dyeing with the ice cubes?? I didn't need to think twice about it and div
ed right in.
I started with yellow on the bottom,
followed by fushia,
and put several colors on the top layer. I admit I was feeling reckless.
I intend to play around with the timing of each layer as well as the the number of dyes used on each layer. That's after I restock my supply of PFD fabric and a few different new dyes. OH, and make more ice cubes.